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Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau; Brooks Atkinson; Clare Leighton
Publisher: New York: Crowell 1961, ©1834.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Walden is one of the best-known non-fiction books ever written by an American. It details Thoreau's sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walden was written with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau hoped to isolate himself from society in order to gain a more objective understanding of it. Simplicity and self-reliance were Thoreau's other goals,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry David Thoreau; Brooks Atkinson; Clare Leighton
OCLC Number: 1397194
Description: x, 440 pages; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction by Brooks Atkinson ----
1. Economy ---
2. Where I Lived, & What I Lived for ---
3. Reading ---
4. Sounds ---
5. Solitude ---
6. Visitors ---
7. The Bean-Field ---
8. The Village ---
9. The Ponds ---
10. Baker Farm ---
11. Higher Laws ---
12. Brute Neighbors ---
13. House-Warming ---
14. Former Inhabitants; & Winter Visitors ---
15. Winter Animals ---
16. The Pond in Winter ---
17. Spring ---
18. Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Henry David Thoreau; introduction by Brooks Atkinson; decorated by Clare Leighton.

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Walden is one of the best-known non-fiction books ever written by an American. It details Thoreau's sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walden was written with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau hoped to isolate himself from society in order to gain a more objective understanding of it. Simplicity and self-reliance were Thoreau's other goals, and the whole project was inspired by Transcendentalist philosophy.

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